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Matilda Barker volume of songs and music, circa 1810-1830.
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Privately bound collection of scores chiefly for piano, voice, flute and harp.
Signature on first title page 'Matilda Baker'. A blank page between the cover title and the start of the music is signed in black ink 'New edition. J. Coghlan'. Looks older than the 'Matilda Barker' signature.
Signature on 'Divertimento for Piano Forte Introducing Two Airs, from H. R. Bishop's Opera of The Rencontre' - 'Miss Barker, June 6th'.
Signed in ink on the top right corner of the cover of 'Variations on 'Glorious Apollo' - 'Mary Steele? from Anna ?, September 15 1828, Matilda Barker'.
Matilda Barker has written her name on many of the scores either as 'Matilda Barker' or 'Miss Barker'.
T. Valentine has initialed the music he composed: 'The favorite Market Chorus In the Ballet of Masaniello'.
Pencil and ink annotations.
The inside front cover has an attribution stamp to 'Tyrrell's PTY LTD 261 George Street (off Hunter street) Sydney'. The inside cover is signed in blue pen. 'W.F. Bradshaw 96 Queen Street Woollahra' The volume has been hand-numbered - the owner may originally have written out a table of contents to find pieces in the volume more easily. p125-126 missing.
A Matilda Barker is known to have come to Australia aboard the barque Ann in 1833, Thomas Horton James was also aboard this ship. Thomas Horton James was the owner and caterer of the barque Ann.There is a marriage announcement in the Sydney Monitor 28 March 1834 'Married - Also - On Thursday the 27th instant, at St James Church, by the Rev. Richard HIll, T. Horton James Esq. of London to Miss Matilda Barker of Kings Road, Bedford Row'. It is unknown whether this Matilda Barker is the same Matilda Barker that owned the volume of music. It would explain how the music arrived in Australia.
Provenance: Stewart Symonds sheet music collection.
circa 1830.
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[London] : [private collection]
23 scores (1 volume) ; 35 cm.
A New Edition of The First Divertimento for the Piano Forte/ Henry Herz -- Divertimento for Piano Forte Introducing Two Airs, from H. R. Bishop's Opera of The Rencontre, composed & Inscribed to Madame Vestris/ [H.R. Bishop] T. A. Rawlings -- The Peasants
of Ravensburgh/ [possibly - Francis Joseph Klose] -- No. 3. Variations on 'Glorious Apollo' originally composed by N. Ch: Bochsa for the Harp, arranged for the Piano Forte, and dedicated to his friend C. Cummins Esq're (of Bristol)/ D. Bruguier -- Sonata for the Piano Forte Op. 24/ J. L. Dussek -- Book 1 of Select Airs, from Rossini's Celebrated Opera Semiramide, arranged for the Piano Forte, with an Accompaniment for the Flute (ad. Lib). In Three Books. Belo si Celebri (1-4), Bel raggio Lusinghiere (4-7), Dolce Pensiero (1-11), ergi Omai (11-15)/ J. F. Burrowes -- A Favorite Air, with Variations for the Piano Forte, no. 3/ W. A. Mozart -- Bochsa's Favorite March, and Polonaise, dedicated to Miss Flora Macleod, arranged for the Piano Forte by Aug's Meves/ Robert Nicholas Charles Bochsa; arranged by Augustus Meves -- Bravura Variations for the Piano-Forte, on the favorite Romance in the Opera of Joseph, composed and dedicated to The Duchess of Orleans/ Henry Herz -- Overture, Il Tancredi, for the piano forte, by G. Rossini -- Il Giorno Felice a Divertimento for the Piano Forte composed and dedicated to Miss Louisa Davis/ T. A. Rawlings -- No. 15 The Tyrolese Peasant Song, arranged with Variations, for the Piano Forte/ W. Grosse -- "Ce que je desire" A Favorite French Air, Boieldieu, Op. 62 arranged with variations for the Piano Forte and inscribed to Miss Ann E. Gray/ J. W. Holder -- Selection of Favorite Movements from the Great Masters and Arranged and Adapted for the Organ and dedicated to Miss Perry : no.1 From Romberg, Dulciana or Stop Diap (1-2), no. 2 Zingarelli (3-5) no.3 From a Te Deum, Mattel (6-7), no.4 Russian Melody (8), no.5 Weber (9), no.6 H. H. Nixon (10-11), no. 7 Pergolesi (12-13), no.8 H. G. Nixon (14-15), no. 9 Cherubini (16-17), no.10 Jomelli (18-19). no. 11 Mattei (20-21), no.12 Mozart (22-23)/ H. G. Nixon, Organist to the Royal Bavarian Embassy in London -- Air with Variations for the Piano Forte, no. 2. Tre bei garcon Lucenti' Air from the Opera of Zauberflote/ Mozart, variations by Kirmair -- The favorite Market Chorus In the Ballet of Masaniello/ Auber, arranged for the Piano Forte by T. Valentine -- No.1 "Les Varietes Amusantes" three waltzes for the Piano Forte/ composed by J. Field -- A Welch (sic) Melody, arranged con variazioni alla fantasia for the Piano Forte/ Henry Simms -- No. 2 of The Musical Album, for the Piano Forte and Flute ad lib. Containing The Heaving of the Lead/ arranged by T. A. Rawlings -- Grand Sonata for the Piano Forte, Dedicated to the Memory of Joseph Haydn, op. 56/ by his pupil Fred Kalkbrenner -- Fantasia and Rondo Brilliant on the German Grenadiers March, op. 68/ composed by I. Moscheles -- A Grand March. Originally Composed for a Military Band by E. Simms, Organist of Ashbourn & Oakover, and together with a favorite air as a rondo, arranged for the Piano Forte/ S. Simms -- The Overture to "Semiramide" for the Piano Forte/ G. Rossini.
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